Friday, July 13, 2007

No New Development

The company I work for announced a while back that they are merging with another well known company from the midwest and that our corporate headquarters will be be moving to a well known midwestern city.

My first thought was, "Whooptiddydo", when I heard the news. Truly, I couldn't care less, although it sucks for people who have worked for the firm 5, 8 or 10 years, but they will generously compensated, so, whatever.

Anyway, I got a direct order from my boss the other day, the same guy who doesn't understand the difference between an interface and a database, told me NO NEW PROGRAMS when I asked him if I could do such and such.

"That's fine," I casually responded, "I haven't done anything really worthwhile since I've been here anyway."

Uncomfortable silence. The sound of cicada's buzzing loudly in trees (not too many crickets chirping here)

"Well, alright then, talk to you later," I said.

5 comments:

EssBee said...

I'm so glad you're posting again. I almost stopped checking your blog. Great to have you and your cynical, droll sense of humor back in the blogosphere.

Beastie said...

Yup I agree, its always good to see someone with such awe inspiring optimism :)

Kreblog said...
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Kreblog said...

There is always this.

gagknee said...

hahahaha. yeah. ok.

i think they are desperate because 3 out of the 4 programmers who built their software have now left (the 4th won't be there much longer) and none of use were making half of what that upper salary range was.